Framingham Public Schools Reporting 22 COVID Cases in First 11 Days in April

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public School district reported 5 COVID cases over the weekend on its dashboard this morning, April 12. The dashboard had not been updated since 8 a.m. on April 9.

On April 5, elementary school students returned to full-time in-person classroom education. About 85% of students will be returning in grades K-5.

The latest cases reported were:

  • 1 case at McCarthy Elementary on April 10
  • 2 cases at Potter Road Elementary on April 10
  • 1 case at Potter Road Elementary on April 11
  • 1 case at Barbieri Elementary on April 11

The district does not list if cases are teachers, staff, or students in the dashboard, or when the district sends emails to staff or families.

With the three latest cases, the district has had a total of 131 cases this 2020-21 academic school year.

Last week, the state said the Framingham Public School district was 4th in the state for COVID student cases in the Commonwealth.

Framingham High School leads the district with 38 cases. A half dozen new cases of the virus were reported on April 3 at Framingham High.

Fuller Middle School is second in the district with 10 cases, and Walsh Middle School and Potter Road Elementary are tied with 9 cases each.

A total of 22 cases have been reported in the school district in April in the first 11 days.

In March, 59 cases were reported.

The district has been testing staff weekly.

Students are being testing via pooled testing.

The administration, said as of April 1, the percentage of students participate in pooled testing was 56%.

The district had staffing issues with its vendor and pooled testing but announced over the weekend it had found another solution. Pooled testing will take place this week Monday through Thursday

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